How to use Distress Oxide and So Suzy Stamps in your Art Journal

So Suzy Stamps art journal page made with Distress Oxide and a little imagination

Oooooh, I had a little fun with Distress Oxide and So Suzy Stamps this weekend. I was in a play mood and came up with this colorful Spring page. After I picked up the Distress Oxides in my local craft store, I just had to break them open and create some beautiful backgrounds. I smooshed the ink onto my craft mat, spritzed some water on top and then dragged several tags through it. After they were dry, I repeated these steps till I had the texture I wanted. When I was done with the tags, I spotted my art journal…

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Video: How to Use a Single Sunflower as a Focal Point with Strawberry Jude Stamps

Sunflower growing on a wall

Ooooh, I can’t even. This gorgeous sunflower was just released by Strawberry Jude Stamps and I had to use the sunflower as a focal point on my card. So I grabbed my Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers and started coloring the sunflower. Now I just had to find the perfect background, which I found with the new BoBunny paper “Life in Color”. I created this video tutorial for you to show you how I created my card. I hope you enjoyed my quick and simple card using this beautiful sunflower stamp from Strawberry Jude Stamps. The design team created…

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Two “Simple” Cards – Guest Designing for Emerald Creek

Two simple cards with Emerald Creek and Ken Oliver Color Bursts

I’m so excited to be guest designing for Emerald Creek today and I’m so grateful for this opportunity. I met Kim at Creativation and after talking a bit I just asked her, if I could create a card with one of her amazing stamps. You should definitely take a look at her store, she has some super unique stamps, embossing powders and little gems. Because I liked the “simple” stamp from Kelly Klapstein so much, I decided to create two cards with it. I just love that font and as you might know, I’m not a “simple” card kind a…

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How to Use the Mirror Image Stamp to Create a Four Season Wall Clock – Mirror Image Event

Mirror Image Event with So Suzy Stamps

Wowzas, this month is just full of excitement and events. First guest designing, than special features, birthday celebrations and now this, a mirror image event. What is that all about you are wondering? The mirror image stamp is a piece of red rubber that is used to stamp an image the other way round and that would not be possible without one amazing stamping tool – the Misti. Because this is such a unique technique, we all have gathered to show you several ways of how to use the mirror image stamp from So Suzy Stamps and the Misti. And…

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Video: Snarky Anti-Valentine’s Card with So Suzy Stamps

Anti Valentines Card with So Suzy Stamps, Distress Inks and Distress Oxide

Happy Valentine’s Day! Are you celebrating or do you think that it is one of those unnecessary days? Fair warning upfront: I’m not huge on Valentine’s day, so I decided to create a rather snarky anti-valentine’s card. I found a great sentiment at So Suzy Stamps that fit to my “love” for Valentine’s day, so I grabbed my masking paper and Distress Inks and started blending some ink. A video might be nicer for you to see the process, so I created one vs writing a long love letter 😉 Again, I understand that not everyone shares my humor. I…

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Unboxing: Stamp of Approval The Perfect Reason Collection

Stamp of Approval The Perfect Reason Collection

Look what arrived today – the new Stamp of Approval The Perfect Reason collection 🙂 I’m always so amazed with her quick shipping. It took just two days for the box to arrive at my home and now I can start my weekend with some stamping fun. 🙂 This box has some really unique stamps in it, some of them with patterns I haven’t really seen anywhere else. Super exciting! And besides the box, I also got my hands on the rest of Catherine Pooler’s inks 😀 Finally, after all that talking, here is my video. I tried to keep…

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Comparing Distress Oxide vs Distress Ink – How are they different?

Distress Oxide vs Distress Ink Comparison

Hi and welcome to my Distress Oxide vs Distress Ink comparison. If you followed crafty news throughout the last week you probably have seen the big announcement from Tim Holtz: Distress Oxide. Boy, was I excited, especially after seeing first demonstrations and taking his class at Creativation 2017. And guess what, we were able to keep the Distress Oxides from the class 🙂 You can now get them here (scrapbook.com). Of course I had to share them with you! Besides just showing what they can do I wanted to compare Distress Oxide vs Distress Ink so you get a better…

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Best of Creativation 2017 – What is Hot in the Crafty World?

What a Crowd at Creativation 2017

Hi everyone 🙂 I’m back from Creativation 2017 with a lot new product information for you. Today I wanted to show you some highlights and I will demo some of the new products soon. I already shared a lot on my Facebook page (including videos) and on Instagram, so make sure you check them out. But for now let’s get started. Prima Marketing Finnabair introduced her new wax paste. This adds an awesome shimmer effect to your mixed media projects. I will get some soon and will demo them as soon as I have them. Besides that, the Prima booth…

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Video: 3 Ways to Decorate Your Art Journal Pages

decorate art journal pages

Wow, you don’t make a video for one week and all of the sudden your entire voice over is full of “ERM”… I’m sorry for that 😉 We are here, the last video in my Dylusions Art Journal series. Well, there is a give away next week (spoiler), so stay tuned for that. I really hope that you enjoyed all the videos and that you might have gotten some ideas for your own art journaling. The last video is showing some of my favorite techniques for decorating art journal pages. Of course, there are gazillion other ways, but I picked…

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Video: Creating a Colorful Background with Dylusions Paints

Creating a colorful background with Dylusions paints is simple and fun. My new video shows you how to add colorful squares and how you could decorate them. This background is so much fun to “put together” 🙂 You only need some different colors (in my video I use 4) and some stencils. I use the Ranger blending tools to “paint”, but your fingers or make up sponges work as well. The Dylusions paints are more fluid than other acrylic paints, but that makes them perfect for this technique. For the stencils though, you don’t have to use the Dylusions ones.…

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